Field Trip: New York Badminton Center in Queens

FLUSHING, Queens (WABC) -- The sport of badminton dates back to the mid-19th century. It became a Summer Olympic sport back in 1992.

Much like tennis, it involves using a racquet, but instead of hitting a ball, you hit what's called a shuttlecock, or "birdie".

It's a popular game to play during spring and summer, at a picnic or just in your backyard.

Also like tennis, you can play singles or doubles, hitting the birdie over a net that stands five foot tall.

Sounds simple, right? Well I took a "Field Trip" to the New York City Badminton Center in Flushing, where I found out that was anything but the case.

----------
* Follow us on YouTube
* More local news
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
Related topics:
sportssports
Copyright © 2019 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.